I have decided to research the surgical techniques of amputations and how the outcomes affect the quality of life. In my research paper, I will share my personal experiences about the conventional amputation and Ertl procedure as a revision has impacted me. I am also planning on including some patient stories about the results of types of surgeries. The article, Ertl procedure gives amputees better limb function, from the Unversity of Health explains how Dr. Ertl performs the Ertl procedure on amputees from around the world. For example, a good analogy for this type of surgical technique is when Dr. Ertl states: “[i]t’s comparable to the way a rubber band works: when you stretch it, it stores energy. Cut it, and it retracts, losing its ability to contract. “If we give muscles an attachment and establish a certain length, then the limb can generate power, and if it can generate power, then the muscle can get bigger,” (“Ertl procedure gives amputees better limb function“). He even explains how the type of surgery that he does attracts many amputees that do not have positive results with their original amputations (“Ertl procedure gives amputees better limb function“). This one article just goes to show how this certain procedure can help many amputees including me. I hope that in the future many other amputees will have the chance of receiving this procedure. The Ertl procedure has been life-changing.
“Ertl Procedure Gives Amputees Better Limb Function.” IU Health. N.p., 25 July 2014. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.
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